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Using Storytelling to Influence Procurement Change

Date:   Mar 25, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024
Time:   2:30 PM





Session 1: March 25, 2024

Session 2: March 26, 2024 


2:30 - 4:00 PM ADT


5 Credits


Virtual via Zoom


Members: $225 + tax

Non-Members: $295 +tax

Student Affiliates: $95 + tax


In today’s dynamic business landscape, effective communication is paramount for procurement professionals seeking to drive change, build relationships, and inspire others. Using Storytelling to Influence Procurement Change is an interactive online workshop crafted to empower procurement specialists with the art of creating compelling narratives to affect positive change. 

 Session 1:

  • Overview of storytelling in business
  • Storytelling defined
  • Different modalities of storytelling: verbal, written, pictorial
  • The 4Ps of storytelling
  • Making your storytelling plan

 Session 2:

 Review of the 4Ps

  • Guest speaker: storytelling in action
  • Create a powerful story using the 4Ps and modalities
  • Explore a business case
  • Present your story Action plan to develop your storytelling skills

By attending this workshop, participants will: 

  • Influence Change. Understand the profound impact storytelling can have on influencing organizational change. Learn how to craft narratives that resonate with stakeholders, fostering a deeper understanding and buy-in for procurement initiatives.
  • Enhance Communication. Develop the ability to communicate complex procurement concepts with clarity and simplicity. Harness the persuasive power of storytelling to convey information effectively to diverse audiences, from peers to executives.
  • Inspire Others. Explore the art of storytelling as a tool for inspiration. Discover how weaving narratives can motivate and engage teams, fostering a collaborative and innovative procurement environment.

Steve Brierley Headshot


Over the past 20 years, Steve Brierley has held progressive positions in corporate training, talent management and executive leadership development in corporate and post-secondary sectors. While working in California, Steve was the General Manager of a multi-national corporate training organization that focused on delivery, then assumed the role of Director of Executive Education at the University of Alberta School of Business in the Calgary office. He then joined the energy sector as Group Lead, Corporate Training & Talent Management at Encana Inc. with responsibility for employee and leadership development, succession planning and performance management. After a five-year term, Steve then joined Enbvering IT skills and leadership development to Fortune 100 organizations and government agencies.

After four years in the USA, Steve returned to Canada and joined SAIT’s corporate training department in the role of Corporate Learning Adridge Inc. as the Director of Executive Development & Talent Management where he led executive development, coaching, Enbridge University, succession planning, performance management and employee engagement. In his last corporate role, Steve was Associate Vice President of Talent Management for Canadian Tire, FGL Sports and Marks where he was accountable for corporate talent practices such as succession, performance, employee development and executive development.

Currently, Steve teaches Leadership at SAIT in the BBA, BA and diploma programs. Also, he provides talent management and leadership consulting to corporations and non-profit organizations.

As a lifelong learner, Steve obtained a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is a Certified Executive Coach from the Royal Roads University graduate program and PCC accredited by the International Coach Federation. In his spare time, Steve enjoys writing and publishing books. He released a book in March 2020 on Amazon titled Being a Better Human Being at Work and Home and his newest book, Being a Better Human Teenager is available. A third book, Inspiring Better Humans came out in fall 2023. Steve seeks adventure on his motorcycle or in the mountains.


Registrants will receive a full refund for courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, New Brunswick Institute.

Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provided written notice to Supply Chain Canada, New Brunswick Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days prior to the first day of class, will be provided with a full refund. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted.

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